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Friday, July 15, 2011

Drink of the Week: Viña Mayor Crianza 2006

It’s time for another summer weekend, and if you’re like us, you’ve got grilling on your mind. And lately, we’ve been looking to reds as our go-to summer wines, specifically Tempranillo. In the July/August issue, Amy Zavatto highlights Tempranillo as a food-friendly match for summery grilled fare, and today’s Drink of the Week—the 2006 Viña Mayor Crianza from Spain’s Ribera Del Duero region—is a great choice. “As a crianza it’s got a bit of barrel-aging” says Kerin Auth, co-owner of New York City’s Tinto Fino wine shop, “but it’s less meaty and smoky than other Tempranillos. Definitely a good match for the grill.” Now on to the hard part—burger or brat?
$17, tintofino.com